Aroostook State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Trail Conditions

March 24, 2023 | Spring skiing is here with great conditions. All ski trails are groomed with a set track. This is one of the latest dates in March that we have been able to groom in the past 10 years. Time is now to get here and enjoy, for it will be gone for another season. Snowshoe trails are packed and ready for a trek through the woods. Please stay on green-marked snowshoe trails as we do not allow snowshoers, walkers, or dogs on any of our ski trails. Thank you for your consideration. The sliding hill is open and at this point not much slush on the lake.

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Location: Off U.S. Route 1 south of Presque Isle on Echo Lake. Lat 46.615453 / Lon -68.008184

Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate, - without blocking it - on the days it is closed, and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season.
Fee collected year-round at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Cash or check only, no credit cards accepted.

Winter Activites Listing

Aroostook State Park offers excellent maintained trails for classical cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail system has a warming hut, away from the parking lot, allowing the users a chance to rest and meet new friends next to the fire.

Cross-country Skiing

  • Groomed 15 mile ski trail system offers a wide variety of skiing for all skill levels.
  • Grooved double set track weave through distinctive Aroostook County forest and farm land areas, allowing visitors a chance to explore all the Park's winter beauty.
  • A warming hut is located at the intersection of the Maze and Red Pine Trails.


  • Packed 6 mile snowshoe trail offers a vigorous trek to the top of Quaggy Jo Mountain.
  • A flagged 1/2-mile snowshoe spur trail has been added to the warming hut on the ski trail.


  • For those young at heart, use the plastic sleds provided or bring your own, a sliding hill near the Park entrance is packed and ready for a quick run down memory lane.

Ice Skating

  • An ice skating rink is on the lake. It is generally open but conditions may vary after snow storms and warm temperatures.

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is allowed, however contact the park staff prior to your visit to make arrangements (207) 768-8341.
  • If you are looking for warmer accommodations check out for a list of local businesses.